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Direct Gulf Front Beach Bungalow~ No Stairs, Pet Friendly, walk-in shower

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 31 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 1/2 (Jack and Jill bathroom), right on the beach

100 x 200' beachfront paradise. One level, no stairs, right on the beach! Enjoy the privacy of your own clean, casual, charming, sandy beachfront bungalow and the excitement of resort style living with the amenities for watersports and dining within walking distance. Sunsets, shelling and swimming are all yours while living on Little Hickory Island also known as Bonita Beach. New to rental property January 1/14.


Property Manager
Donna
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Donna

Welcome to many Happy Ours! View from Hickory Blvd New vacation rental property, refurbished beach bungalow. Paradise!

Donna purchased this house in 2009

Why Donna chose Florida South West

Awesome location and beautiful lot.

What makes this house unique

Private paradise, yet amongst it all.

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
RSW
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 75
Car: necessary

Downtown Naples 5th and 3rd streets are about 40 minutes away by car directly south down hwy41. Sanibel and Captiva to the north.

Amenities

Bonita Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1. Upon leaving;All debris,rubbish and discards placed in garage soiled dishes placed in dishwasher and cleaned. All pet droppings are to be picked up
  • 2. Please so not set Thermostat below 72F. Upon leaving all linens including stripped beds to be placed in laundry room.
  • 3.Please do not rearrange any furniture or move the beds. Please do not sit on any furniture or beds with tanning lotions, oils or sun block.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Jack and Jill style
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Jack and Jill style
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • The 2 bathrooms share a double headed large shower. It is a Jack and Jill configuration.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , lots of storage
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Gulf front view,tv and walk out to the beach
    Florida room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
100 feet of beachfront, mature Florida landscape hugs the property, giving you a lovely tropical paradise. Rest and/or people watch from your hammock, all within a minutes walk to Doc's Beach House. Doc's is a quaint beach bar serving breakfast thru dinner with water sport services available. Happy Ours is an excellent snow bird retreat!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Direct Gulf Front Beach Bungalow~ No Stairs, Pet Friendly, walk-in shower
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
Lexington, KY
5

Beautifully situated on great location that was quiet and serene.

  • 5 of 5

Step into your own private property on the beach. Just steps away from opal colored morning glazed water that transforms before your eyes in the afternoon to emerald green. Watch brown pelicans and cranes sunbathe in the trees above, while floating or paddle boarding in the calm Gulf waters of your backyard. Inside, every convenience of home is addressed by the amenities. The Jack n Jill shower adds a unique touch with dual shower heads. Appreciate the security of auto shutters on virtually all entry points. Too many good things to say. The owners were wonderful and responsive to all needs. Renters can't go wrong with this gem.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You totally got it! I enjoy your written words here capturing the feeling into words. I'm thrilled you slowed and embraced the cottage styled living. May you one day again return! Sincerely, Donna
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5

Kim D.

  • 5 of 5

So very hard to leave this treasure. Donna was great. Responsive and so sweet. Welcome basket with treats and beverages in the refrigerator upon arrival. Thanks again Donna. The place was a little piece of heaven. Very cozy, clean and comfortable. Loved the property and miss the nightly ritual of watching the sunset before we did anything else for the evening. Great place to work for the month, and play, versus working in the cold here in Michigan. Looking forward to the next time! Thank you for everthing and sharing this gem. Kim D.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm thrilled you had a wonderful time and enjoyed this lil' slice of Paradise! I hope to see you one day return :). Sincerely, Donna
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5

Happy "Ours" for a while ...

  • 5 of 5

This place really was awesome. (word overused but it fits here) Direct beachfront with a wonderful view and full beach back yard, yet still private. The cottage/house was everything you need. Clean and bright, well equiped with all the amenities. Donna was so friendly and easy to deal with. She replied to any requests and questions, almost immediately. We arrived to a lovely greeting basket. My husband never missed a pool, our weather was great and we were able to swim in the ocean. When we arrived, I wondered if the restaurant next door would be noisy or intrusive, it was not. We really heard no noise from it. Easy walk to a number of local restaurants. We had a wonderful time here and we hope to return with some of our family. :)

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Clever title Beth! I'm so "Happy" you and your husband had an amazing time. It really is a special place and you actively enjoyed it all. I hope you and yours do one day return :). Sincerely, Donna
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5

Perfect beach rental

  • 5 of 5

So many positives about this beach rental. To begin with, Donna is so good to book with. For many years, we have rented vacation properties and I have not worked with anyone easier to work with. Welcome treats, including for our little dog, were just so thoughtful!

Relative to the house: Appreciate the large screen television. Can never figure why some owners expect renters to watch small televisions. The house is small, but has a good amount of storage and we did not feel cramped. We didn't cook the week we were at the house, but the kitchen is well stocked if you prefer to eat in. The lanai is perfection - air-conditioned with a direct view of the ocean. We enjoyed the birds tremendously and a dolphin swam back and forth in front of the property one morning. The outdoor shower is nice and actually has warm water - many beach rentals only provide cold water for outdoor showers. The house is clean, which is very important to us.

Outdoor space: This has the best outdoor space of any beach rental we have stayed at. The back has large trees providing filtered sunlight. The hammock is perfect for napping, the chaise lounges perfect for reading, and the Adirondack chairs perfect for gazing at the ocean. This property has plenty of space to walk your dog. Private.

Our favorite restaurants in Bonita Springs: DeRomo's (Italian) and Smokin R's (barbeque food truck). Also, Doc's next door to Happy Ours does a decent burger. Although the restaurant Skillets has mostly good reviews, we thought our one breakfast there was very bad.

If you are not familiar with the grocery store, The Fresh Market, it has some nice options for breads, prepared foods, pastries, etc. All are prepared in-store. We pop in there at home often enough when we do not want to go to a restaurant and do not want to cook.

The only thing I'm not crazy about is the public beach next door that rents jet skis. When there are multiple rentals of these noisy, obnoxious things, we feel it detracts from enjoying the ocean. We swam in the ocean every day for long periods. The water is calm here and warm. The beach is covered with shells so some type of swim sock or sandal is recommended. I came prepared. My poor husband didn't and his feet paid the price for not listening to his spouse.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful description of your Happy Ours experience. It is a "special" place. May you soon return! Sincerely, Donna
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5

Hated to Leave

  • 5 of 5

We had a GREAT time here. The big, shaded back yard was just perfect for a family get together and there were plenty of games available for the times when we were not at the beach. It was so peaceful to get up in the morning and look out back to the ocean. And we loved the hammock and the swing! When we didn't feel like cooking, we could just walk next door to Doc's for a meal. To top it off, Donna was great to work with. We would love to come back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thrilled you enjoyed it all and took advantage of the laid back lifestyle. May you soon return! Sincerely, Donna
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4

Lovely place - right at the beach - sunset a50' s feeling

  • 4 of 5

We already loved the pictures which didn't promise too much. The house which makes you feel to be back in the 50's, already with some patina but still very nice, clean and comfortable . The garden - with beautiful big trees giving comfortable shade all day long - is right at the beach and offers a very exclusive position. Privacy but still close to beach activities and a funny restaurant. We would love to come back soon and stay much longer. Thank you Donna!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad Happy Ours 1st European visitors had a wonderful stay. Thank you for your perfect description of the location. Since your stay the bungalow has replaced the recliner and had a paint touch up. May we earn 5 stars if you should ever hopefully return! Sincerely, Donna
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $1,000

Lots of storage, to be newly painted inside and out December 2013. Granite counter tops in kitchen. Tiled floors, no carpet. 2 car garage. No stairs

Require 1/2 total rent including tax and security deposit with the signed lease agreement to hold your reservation. The remainder is due 60 days prior to your arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.